Epilepsy Fellowship, Pediatric
The mission of the UH Epilepsy Fellowship Program is the training of academic epileptologists.
The fellowship program will give the trainees a solid education in basic clinical neurophysiology, in comprehensive medical management of patients with epilepsy, in selection and evaluation of patients who are candidates for epilepsy surgery, and in basic and/or clinical research tools used in epileptology.
The fellowship is designed to lead to board certification in "Subspecialty Exam in Clinical Neurophysiology” through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and "Clinical Neurophysiology with Added Competency in Epilepsy Monitoring or Intra-operative Monitoring" through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN). Training at both Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center ensures a broad exposure to both pediatric and adult epilepsy.
The year begins with an intensive two month didactic lecture series. During the subsequent 10 months, fellows gain experience in all aspects of clinical neurophysiology, including routine and video-EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery evaluations and intra-operative monitoring, evoked potentials and sleep.
The University Hospitals Epilepsy Center, directed by Hans Lüders, is a collaborative team of both pediatric and adult epileptologists employing state-of-the-art technology to treat epilepsy.
The Fellowship Program, directed by Dr. Mohamad Koubeissi, is offering 5 one-year ACGME-accredited Epilepsy Fellowships for 2010-2011.